MAY 7, 2024

First Pain medicine workshop in Lebanon organized by UOB

First Pain medicine workshop in Lebanon organized by UOB

The Faculty of Medicine and Medical Sciences at the University of Balamand (UOB) held its first pain medicine workshop in Lebanon called "Articulations Sonoanatomy and Procedures" on April 26th and 27th, 2024, at UOB's Dekwaneh Campus. This workshop was organized by Professor Maroun Ghabach and Assistant Professor Fadi Zein Al Abidine from the Faculty of Medicine. The symposium's goal is to explore pain treatment methods by integrating technology and hands-on practice for participants with experts from the pain management field.

Featured speakers at this workshop include Dr. Zbighniew Kirkor, a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine and the Head of Regenexx Clinic in the UK; Dr. Martynas Juozaitis, a Consultant in Anaesthetics and Pain Management at Princess Royal Hospital in the UK; and Dr. Hadi Badran, a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine at St. George's Hospital in the UK.

During his presentation, Dr. Kirkor delved into platelet rich plasma and adipose derived stem cells, Dr. Juozaitis explored regenerative medicine as an alternative to surgery and the use of bone marrow aspirate concentrate, while Dr. Badran discussed the fundamentals of radiofrequency in pain medicine.

Dr. Sami Azar, the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, emphasized the significance of conducting such workshops, highlighting the importance of the continuing medical education. He added: “UOB is committed to not only educating future medical professionals but also to actively engaging and collaborating with the broader medical community. Through workshops and similar initiatives, UOB aims to contribute to the ongoing evolution and advancement of the medical field.”